Italy, Venezia

Films in Venice and Filming Venice Summer School

when 27 August 2018 - 5 September 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 650

The Summer School Films in Venice and Filming Venice is an initiative of Venice International University, in partnership with its member universities Ca' Foscari, Iuav, Tel Aviv, Waseda and with IULM, organized to coincide with the 75th International Venice Film Festival.

Course leader

Norimasa Morita, Professor of Film Studies, Waseda University
Maria Roberta Novielli, Professor of History of Cinema, Ca' Foscari University
Luca Pes, Professor of Italian Contemporary History in Films, Venice International University
Nitzan Ben Shaul,

Target group

Graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines: film studies, film-making, art history, visual art, history, cultural anthropology, sociology; and anyone who would like to learn the basics of film-making in various forms - fiction, docudrama, documentary, visual arts, etc.

Course aim

The aim is to combine film theory and practice, applying them to representations of Venice, through a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach, reflected both in the composition of the faculty and the student body. The first week, students will be introduced to the history, culture and anthropology of Venice and its relation to visual media. They will be offered basic notions of film analysis and film-making theory. The second week, will be devoted to film-making practice. Students will be encouraged to develop a team project on Venice: a film, which will be screened and collectively discussed and analyzed at the end of the Summer School. Deserving projects will be shown at the Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival in March 2019.

Credits info

4 EC
Evaluation methods: 50% class contribution and participation; 50% contribution to the final filmic project.
Students will be awarded a grade and receive a certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 650: Students from VIU member universities.
The fees will cover tuition, course materials, lunches in the San Servolo cafeteria (5 working days on campus), social events, 75th Venice International Film Festival accreditation.
EUR 0: Students from other universities.
The fees will cover tuition, course materials, lunches in the San Servolo cafeteria (5 working days on campus), social events, 75th Venice International Film Festival accreditation.